Finnish Submitted Surnames

Finnish names are used in the country of Finland in northern Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AHO     Finnish
As a Finnish surname, it is derived from Finnish aho "glade", "forest clearing". It was also formerly a popular ornamental name in Northern Finland, especially among Swedes living there. It is now a 'protected' surname in Finland, which means someone may only bear it via birthright or marriage.... [more]
AHONEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
ANTILLA     Finnish, Finnish (Anglicized), English (American)
Variant and/or Anglicized form of Anttila
ANTTILA     Finnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ASIKKALA     Finnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
AUKIO     Finnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AURINKO     Finnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
HAAVISTO     Finnish
Means "place with aspens" or "group of aspens". This name comes from a combination of haapa, "aspen", and the suffix -sto which is used for places and groups of things.
HÄKKINEN     Finnish
From given name Heikki
HÄMÄLÄINEN     Finnish
Finnish surname meaning "Tavastian, person from Tavastia". Tavastia is a historical province in southern Finland. The surname is a combination of Häme "Tavastia" and -läinen "-ian".
HARJU     Finnish
Means "esker", a long ridge formed by a river flowing underneath a glacier. Eskers made of gravel are common in Finland.
HARMA     Finnish, Estonian
Anglicized form of either Härma or Haarma. The former is a locational surname referring to places in Estonia and Finland. The latter means 'gray' in Finnish.
HARTIKKA     Finnish
Finnish surname, possibly a Finnish variant of German first name Harteke.
HAUTALA     Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (la) meaning “abode, home, or land of….”
HAUTAMAA     Finnish
Finnish. Topographical, (haute) meaning, “graves, tomb” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HAUTAMÄKI     Finnish
Finnish for "GRAVESHILL;" possibly cemetery or simply a person who lived near graves on a hill. hauta ("grave") & mäki ("hill")
HEIKKILÄ     Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the local ending -lä, denoting someone from a household headed by someone called Heikki.
HEIKKINEN     Finnish
A combination of HEIKKI and the common surname suffix -nen.
HEINONEN     Finnish
A combination of HEINO and the common surname suffix -nen.
HIETALA     Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (la) meaning, “abode, house, place, or land of….”
HIETAMAA     Finnish
Finnish. (hieta) meaning, “fine-sand” combined with (maa) meaning, “country.”
HIETAMAKI     Finnish
hieta ("fine-sand") & mäki ("hill")
HILJANEN     Finnish
Hiljanen derives from hilja which means "quiet" in Finnish.
HOKKANEN     Finnish
From the Karelian personal name Hokka (a derivative of Russian Foka) + the common surname suffix -nen.
HOLAPPA     Finnish
The name Holappa has its origin in a Russian word holop which means “slave” or “soul” (see “Dead Souls” by Nikolai Gogol). The first Holappas came from behind the Russian border around the 1500 to Swedish side, to the area that would later become Finland... [more]
HOLKERI     Finnish
Finnish surname, derived from Scandinavian given name Holger.
HÖLTTÄ     Finnish
"Unreliable" or "Untrustworthy"
HUHTAMÄKI     Finnish
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”)
IHO     Finnish, Karelian
"skin"
ILLOINEN     Finnish
Ancient Finnish surname derived from the name of an estate located in Rusko, Finland. Today used as a surname, also part of the city of Turku, Finland. Original meaning: a vigorous well.
ILOLA     Finnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
KALLIO     Finnish
Means "rock" in Finnish (as in a formation of solid rock, not a piece of stone). Common, is in the top 50 surnames. Kyösti Kallio was the fourth president of Finland.
KARHU     Finnish
Means "bear" (the animal) in Finnish.
KARI     Finnish, German (Austrian), Slovene (?), Hungarian, Indian, Marathi
As a Finnish name, it is a topographic and ornamental name from kari "small island", "stony rapids", "sandbar", or "rocky place in a field". This name is found throughout Finland.... [more]
KARJALA     Finnish, Russian
Finnish from karja ‘cattle’ + the local suffix -la, or possibly from a word of Germanic origin, harja- ‘host’, ‘crowd’, Old Swedish haer. Historic records suggest that the Germanic inhabitants of the area around Lake Ladoga (in present-day Russia) used this term to refer to the Finns who once lived there.
KARJALAINEN     Finnish
Means "Karelian, a person from Karelia" in Finnish. Derived from Finnish Karjala "Karelia". Karelia is an area on the border between Finland and Russia.
KATAJA     Finnish
Finnish for common juniper. Originally given to people living near juniper trees.
KERÄNEN     Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, + the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
KINNUNEN     Finnish
Uncertain origin. The first part, kinnu, is possibly derived from Swedish skinn "(animal) skin". -nen is a common surname suffix in Finland.
KINNUNEN     Finnish
Finnish cognate of Skinner
KIURU     Finnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVIMÄKI     Finnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVISTÖ     Finnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
KOHVAKKA     Finnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
KOIVISTO     Finnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
KONTIO     Finnish
Means "bear, bruin" in Finnish.
KORPELA     Finnish
From korpi, a marsh type, and -la, a suffix used for places. This surname was found in Lapua, Vassa, Finland, circa 1900 and before.
KOSKI     Finnish
Means "rapids" in Finnish.
KOSKINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish koski "rapid" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LAAKSO     Finnish
From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
LAASONEN     Finnish
Variant of Laaksonen
LAHTINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish lahti "bay" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LAINE     Finnish
Means "wave" in Finnish.
LAITINEN     Finnish
Finnish surname of unknown origin.
LAMPELA     Finnish
From Finnish word lampi which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
LEHTINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish lehti "leaf" and the common surname suffix -nen.
LEHTO     Finnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
LEMPIÄINEN     Finnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
LEMPINEN     Finnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
LIEKKI     Finnish (Rare)
Means 'flame' in Finnish.
LINN     Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LUOMA     Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
MAAN     Arabic, Limburgish, Finnish
Of meaning unknown
MACKEY     Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MÄKI     Finnish
Finnish surname from the word mäki meaning "hill".
MÄKYNEN     Finnish
Variant of Mäkinen.
MARTIKAINEN     Finnish
Martikainen is one of the most common surnames in Finland.
MARTTINEN     Finnish
Derived from the given name Martti and the name suffix -nen, which is sometimes patronymic. John Morton (1725-1777), Pennsylvania/American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was descended from a Marttinen family whose name had been anglicized as Morton.
MATTILA     Finnish
Means "Matti's farm". A combination of MATTI and the suffix -la "farm, place".
MUSTANEN     Finnish
It derives from the Finnish word for the colour "black", musta.
MYKKÄNEN     Finnish (Rare)
Finnish rare variant of Mäkinen.
MYRSKY     Finnish
Means "storm, tempest, gale".
NEVALA     Finnish
From Finnish word 'neva', which is a marsh type and '-la', a suffix used for places.
NIEMI     Finnish
Means "peninsula" in Finnish.
NORRGÅRD     Finnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
OJALA     Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]
OKA     Finnish
Means "thorn" in Finnish.
OKSA     Finnish
Means "branch" in Finnish.
OKSANEN     Finnish
Derived from Finnish oksa "branch".
PAAVOLA     Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century... [more]
PUNTILA     Finnish
Origin from the House of Puntila in Finland. Notice; the famous finnish play "Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti" by Bertolt Brecht http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Puntila_and_his_Man_Matti
PURO     Finnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
RAATIKAINEN     Finnish
A family name first registered in the form Radikain in the 16th or 17th century. Derives from the German man's name Konrad which in Finland was shortened to Radi.
RÄISÄNEN     Finnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
RAJANIEMI     Finnish
Rajaniemi: The last name of a group of people who live in Finland. Some live in the United States when their ancestors immigrated to the US in the early 1900's.
RANTANEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish ranta "beach, shore" and the common surname suffix -nen.
RASILA     Finnish
A variant of the finnish word (rasi) for a forest that has been cleared for slash and burn but has not yet been burnt for agricultural means. The suffix "-la" is usually added to the stem of the word to indicate a location... [more]
RAUHANEN     Finnish
Finnish rauha "peace" combined with the common surname suffix -nen. ... [more]
RAUTIAINEN     Finnish
Derived from Finnish rautio "smith".
SAARI     Finnish
Means "island" from the Finnish saari.
SAARINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALMI     Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALO     Finnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONEN     Finnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SANTALA     Finnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SAUKKO     Finnish
Means "otter" in Finnish.
SAVELA     Finnish
Derived from Finnish savi "clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
SAVOLAINEN     Finnish
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
SOINTU     Finnish, Karelian
"chord (music)"
SORMUNEN     Finnish
from the word sormi "finger" or sormus "ring"
SUOKAS     Finnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
SUOMALAINEN     Finnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
SUOMI     Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
SUOMINEN     Finnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
SUSILUOTO     Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
TAKANEN     Finnish
Variant of TAKALA.
TAMMINEN     Finnish
From "tammi" meaning "oak tree". A place with lot of oaks.
TANNERAHO     Finnish
My grandmother was from Finland was as is many generations according to her. Descendants are still located in Musta Jarva, near Ruovesi.
TOPELIUS     Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
TUOMINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish toumi "bird cherry" and the common surname suffix -nen.
TURUNEN     Finnish
From 'turku', an archaic word for a marketplace (tori in modern Finnish), and the common surname suffix 'nen'.
VÄISÄNEN     Finnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VALKEAPÄÄ     Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALO     Finnish
means "light" in finnish
VIROLAINEN     Finnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
WAARA     Finnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
WESTERGÅRD     Swedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WICKSTRAND     Swedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WICKSTROM     Finnish
Wickström is a Finnish family, originally from Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia associated with the production of automobiles and marine engines.
WIRTA     Finnish
From virta ‘stream’, used as a topographic name, also as a soldier’s name in the 17th century. Also adopted as an ornamental name, especially in western and southern Finland.
WUORI     Finnish
"mountain"
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